Monthly Archives: November 2004

Just around the corner

If I were a betting woman, I would bet that WordPress 1.3 (or would it be 2.0?) is releasing sooner rather than later. At least it looks that way from the code, though the developers are going back and forth … Continue reading

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Guide to Elvish

If you’re a Tolkien fan, or interested in linguistics, David Salo’s new book on the linguistics of Elvish, Gateway to Sindarin A Grammar of an Elvish Language from J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings is out now and … Continue reading

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How is a Mac Like a Scholar’s Den

I had an extra day with my broadband coverage today, and I thought I would use it to the full to stock up on reading material, as well as put several things online. My Mac desktop is now littered with … Continue reading

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At Kitchen: Loss of Intimacy

A new, short writing over at Kitchen, A Loss of Intimacy. Excerpt: Oh, we still have voice for anger, no worries there. In fact, we have even greater capacity for anger and rightousness and umbrage. But then, there’s something impersonal … Continue reading

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It Started with a Chair

It started with a chair. I had no comfortable chair in my room, but there was one not being used in the living room. However, the chair takes up more room than I had, so we had to move the … Continue reading

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Building Walls

I have a couple of new items over at Kitchen. The first is on having ‘refereed’ conversations, Build the Walls Higher Boys. The second is about forming an ethical committee to monitor weblogs and making money, Ethical Committees. These are … Continue reading

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A Little Puffery

I discovered that I’m a Google Scholar. I guess this means that you’ll have to treat me with more respect; call me “Ms. Powers” or perhaps “Lady Burning” (please, not “Lady Bird”) and that sort of thing. I don’t normally … Continue reading

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